Easton Food Pantry begins search for new home

Nathan Law

EASTON – The Easton Food Pantry is in need of a new home by the end of the year. The pantry has been located at the Easton Town Offices on Elm Street since 1978, but with the need for a larger, more accessible space and a pending construction project, it’s […]

Easton Food Pantry volunteers Diane Kent, left, and Gigi Rivera, fill bags of food to distribute March 26.

EASTON – The Easton Food Pantry is in need of a new home by the end of the year.

The pantry has been located at the Easton Town Offices on Elm Street since 1978, but with the need for a larger, more accessible space and a pending construction project, it’s time to relocate.

“We’re getting so large now,” Easton Food Pantry founder Ken Wood said. “The numbers have tripled.”

The pantry has been seeing up to 120 to 130 families visiting each week. More than 300 are signed up, built all don’t come every week, Wood said.

Before the pandemic, the pantry was serving 60 to 70 families a week.

“The Easton Food Pantry has been an invaluable community partner, especially during the pandemic. Sadly, the need for food assistance has grown significantly,” Select Board Chair Dottie Fulginiti said. “For years, the Food Pantry has worked out of the Town Hall and has simply outgrown the space.”

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